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The Eric Carle Museum
of Picture Book Art
  • 125 West Bay Road
  • Amherst, MA 01002

Hours

  • Thursday, Friday10 am-3 pm
  • Saturday 10am – 4 pm
  • Sunday 12 pm - 4 pm

Closed Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday

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Making Art Together

Window Weaving with Paper

In a recent Everyday Art Project, we were inspired by the exhibition The Art of Eric Carle: Seasons, and Eric Carle’s process of painting papers to create collage. Using Folia transparent paper, washable tempera paint, stamp pads and stamps we invited guests to join us in experimenting with texture and color. READ MORE

Sunset to Sunrise: Watercolors of the Night Sky

It is springtime in the Art Studio and recently we found ourselves thinking about the changing sunrise and sunset times around the vernal, or the northern hemisphere spring, equinox. Inspired by The Art of Eric Carle: Night exhibition, we wanted to explore images of night as well as all those transition times of day: sunset, sunrise, dusk, dawn, and twilight. READ MORE

Monotype Prints in a Drop-in Setting

A question we keep returning to in the Art Studio is how to introduce the widest possible range of art-making materials, techniques and tools to our drop-in program while maintaining a safe and open-ended environment for exploration. This means designing a project that can be sustained in the space for about a month, for all ages, and with up to 50 guests participating at once. We learned a lot from our summertime experiments in mixing tempera paints, so we challenged ourselves to design another paint project, this time exploring monotype prints. READ MORE

Setting the Stage for Storytelling

We continue to be inspired by the exhibition The Art of Eric Carle; Night, and how nighttime can be an interesting context for storytelling. In a recent Special Sunday program, we explored how a simple cardboard box can become a back drop for stories told with puppets, action figures and collage creatures. READ MORE

Materials, Movement and Mobiles

Inspired by shooting stars, soaring owls and blinking fireflies in the exhibition The Art of Eric Carle: Night, we have been exploring mobiles in our Everyday Art Project, Things That Fly in the Night Sky. This project got us thinking about how we design and select materials for moving sculpture projects in the Art Studio. READ MORE

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